Avana

Created in March and tested in April 2020, my brand new blend Avana means protection in Sanskrit.  This immunity blend contains most of the oils from the legendary “Thieves” blend. In case you are not familiar with the story of thieves:

According to folklore, in the year 1413 and during the time of the Bubonic Plague or Black Death, four thieves were arrested for stealing from the homes of the sick and dying.  When brought before the magistrate, they were offered a lighter death sentence (hanging as opposed to being burned alive) in exchange for their secret for not catching the plague, despite being close to the infected and handling their items.

The thieves told the magistrate that they were perfume and spice merchants who came up with a plan upon losing their jobs due to the plague causing closures of sea ports.  What they did was to create an essential oil blend, when placed on their hands, ears, temples, feet and on a mask covering their noses and mouths, protected them from infection.

Once the secret was out, doctors who treated the plague used this blend as above- which included stuffing a cloth dipped in the blend into their beak like masks. 

Inspired by the Thieves Legend, Avana contains the following oils:

Cinnamon (Cinnamonum zeylandicum): As well as being a warming and comforting scent, studies shown that cinnamon oil has anti-bacterial, anti-fungal and anti-oxidant properties.

Clove (Syzygium aromaticum): This warming oil increases immunity, fights infection and soothes a cold, cough and sore throat.

Eucalyptus (Eucalyptus Globalus): This revitalizing oil soothes respiratory conditions when inhaled.

Orange (Citrus aurantium): While most “thieves” blends use lemon oil, my citrus of choice is orange for its uplifting properties.  It relieves tension and stress as well as acting as an anti-septic.  It also helps to create a more pleasing scent than many of the other “thieves” oils offered elsewhere.

Rosemary (Rosemarinus officinalis): Besides clearing and focusing the mind, rosemary has anti-oxidant properties which strengthen the immune system. It is known to relieve respiratory congestion and has been used since ancient times for the treatment of colds and flu.

Avana is available in the following sizes and prices:

  • 5 ML concentrate (approximately 100 drops) of pure essential oils only.  This is to be used as an inhalation or in a diffuser. This is too strong to be worn on the skin.   $8.00
  • 15 ML (half ounce) size that is diluted with jojoba oil. This can be worn on the skin and can be applied on your hands, feet, ears, temples and on a mask. This potent blend can also be rubbed on neck and chest.  $12.00
  • Massage Blend- a much lighter blend that can be applied to the body. This acts as a protective layer for going out or working with the public. 2 Sizes:100 ML  $25.00,  200 ML $40.00

Like all of my Essential Blends, Avana contains the finest quality essential oils, organic when possible. The base oil is organic jojoba, which softens and conditions the skin, is non-allergenic and does not clog pores.  I believe that the finest oils deserve the finest glass containers, so for many years I have used Miron Violet Glass, which is best used for maintaining the potency and freshness of essential oils for long periods of time.

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